What is wirebrushed/etched/distressed flooring?
Wire brushed and etched floors offer a subtle texture to a floor while maintaining a smooth appearance. Wire brushing pulls the soft grain from the growth ring leaving the heart wood exposed to the surface. This helps create a more durable floor that is able to mask mis-haps from everyday occurrences. Our etching process is similar to wire brushing but mainly done on more closed grain species like Maple. Etched floors create a texture on species with less grain that are able to hide and mask wear and tear. Wire brushed and Etched floors are available in a number of species in both solid and engineered hardwood. Boardwalk Hardwood Floors carries a wide selection of wire brushed wood floors in our St. Louis and St. Charles, MO area showrooms.